Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Arian Foster or Doug Martin

Arian Foster
Arian Foster HOU
vs. WAS  Sun, 1:00 ET
Probable - Hamstring
Doug Martin
Doug Martin TB
vs. CAR  Sun, 4:25 ET
Expert Pick %
84%
16%
ECR
# 7
# 14
Best
# 4
# 6
Worst
# 21
# 24
Ave Projection (?)
14.1
11.6
Best
16.0
14.6
Worst
12.5
7.8
Opponent
WAS
CAR
Points Allowed (?)
22.9
13.6
Expert Pick %
84%
16%
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NFL.com
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Fox Sports
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NFL.com
 
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Fantasy Football Maniax
 
ECR
# 7
# 14
Best
# 4
# 6
Worst
# 21
# 24
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
4
11
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
4
19
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
4
13
Matthew Berry
ESPN
4
14
Staff Composite
ESPN
4
13
Tristan Cockcroft
ESPN
4
13
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
4
9
Scott Spratt
Pro Football Focus
5
17
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
5
18
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
5
13
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
5
16
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
5
17
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
5
19
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
5
14
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
5
19
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
5
14
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
5
11
Christopher Harris
ESPN
5
13
Eric Karabell
ESPN
5
16
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
6
11
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
6
12
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
6
15
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
6
13
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
6
19
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
6
13
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
6
14
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
6
15
Chris Heil
Sportable
6
15
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
6
8
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
6
13
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
6
16
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
6
11
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
6
13
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
6
13
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
6
8
Staff
Roto Analysis
6
16
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
6
10
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
7
14
Bryan Fontaine
RotoGrinders
7
15
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
7
22
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
7
14
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
7
14
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
7
14
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
7
13
Dave Major
XN Sports
7
15
Ken Zalis
Pressbox
7
13
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
7
14
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
7
11
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
7
24
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
7
10
Site Projections
numberFire
7
15
John Paulsen
4for4.com
7
13
Site Projections
scoutPRO
7
11
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
7
14
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
7
15
Justin Boone
The Score
7
15
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
7
8
Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
7
12
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
7
12
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
7
17
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
7
17
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
7
9
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
7
22
Scott Cullen
TSN
7
16
David Dodds
FootballGuys
7
10
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
7
6
Sean Koerner
STATS
7
17
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
7
14
Paul Greco
Paul Greco Sports
7
8
Staff Rankings
ScoutFantasy
7
12
Matt De Lima
ScoutFantasy
7
15
Micah James
FFMagicMan
7
11
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
8
18
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
8
15
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
8
11
Bill Enright
FFChamps
8
15
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
8
15
Seth Klein
Razzball
8
13
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
8
23
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
8
13
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
8
15
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
8
19
Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
8
15
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
8
15
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
8
13
Jeff Paur
RTSports
8
14
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
8
20
Jim McCormick
ESPN
8
16
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
8
16
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
8
10
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
9
14
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
9
11
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
9
13
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
9
6
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
9
14
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
9
17
John Halpin
Fox Sports
9
11
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
9
16
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
9
15
Patrick Daugherty
Rotoworld
9
10
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
10
14
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
10
18
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
10
11
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
10
18
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
10
7
Mike Krueger
FFToday
10
17
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
10
23
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
10
11
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
11
9
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
11
10
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
11
9
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
11
16
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
11
15
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
11
9
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
12
16
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
12
13
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
12
10
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
12
19
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
12
11
Gene Wang
The Washington Post
12
9
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
12
10
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
12
16
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
12
15
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
13
17
Staff Composite
NFL.com
13
12
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
14
11
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
15
20
Matt Smith
NFL.com
15
13
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
15
13
Walter Cherepinsky
WalterFootball
16
10
Adam Rank
NFL.com
16
12
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
17
13
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
18
13
R.C. Fischer
Fantasy Football Metrics
18
16
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
19
20
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
19
15
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
20
23
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
21
15
Ave Projection (?)
14.1
11.6
Best
16.0
14.6
Worst
12.5
7.8
Rush Yards
77.0
69.1
Rush TDs
0.6
0.4
Receptions
3.4
3.2
Rec Yards
25.5
20.1
Rec TDs
0.0
0.0
Ave Targets / Game
4.4
4.0
Total Targets
35.0
24.0
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Wash might be a bit better this year but Texans know they need to pount it with Foster and Skins run D isn't great.
I love Martin, but not this week. CAR is tough overall, but brutal against the run. Martin could struggle to gain footing early.
  
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
He'll be ready for week 1, so expect a big workload right from the get go whil the Texans establish the running game to let that vaunted defense go to work.
Volume back versus a tough front 7. A ranking just outside of the top-12 is warranted, but he'll see enough touches to be worth starting in most formats.
  
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
 
Carolina has one of the best defenses in the country and I expect them to keep Martin in check most the game. But if you have him, more than likely, you are starting him. Better days are ahead though, don't worry.
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
We'll see if he even plays in the opener, but if he does, Washington allowed the fourth most points to fantasy running backs last year. I would expect the Texans to ease him back into action, not give him 25 rushing attempts against a NFC East opponent.
Martin is an average flex play against a tough Carolina defense. His only hope to tally respectable fantasy points is for the Buccaneers to throw him the ball and let him make plays in space.